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Sweet cherry pie filling combined with luscious dark chocolate cake mix, all topped with a decadent Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Who could ask for more?

Chocolate Cake with Cherries

I had this idea in my head for a while to combine cherry pie filling and brownie mix for a decadent chocolate cherry bar. Well after two epic fails, I opted to scrap the brownie idea and go for this amazing Chocolate Cherry Cake. It’s sweet, rich, moist and creamy smooth. It’s a perfect indulgence when your sweet tooth is calling for chocolate!

Chocolate Cherry Cake

The recipe is just four ingredients – dark chocolate cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling, one egg and a cup of water. I decided if I was going to go all out, I was going to GO. ALL. OUT. Enter this velvety chocolate cream cheese frosting. I could seriously eat this stuff with a spoon, spread it on toast or any other crazy obsessive thing one does with a really amazing chocolate spread like this.

Cherry Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Be careful, it’s dangerous. And you probably won’t want to share.

A close up of a piece of cake on a plate

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Sweet cherry pie filling combined with luscious dark chocolate cake mix, all topped with a decadent Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Who could ask for more?
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings



  • 1 box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water


  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, room temp
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Beat chocolate cake mix, egg and water in a large mixing bowl, on medium speed for about 1 minute. Gently fold in cherry pie filling.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth, about a minute. Slowly add sifted powdered sugar, salt and cocoa, then beat on high for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
  • Spread immediately on the cooled cake. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator.


Don't want chocolate frosting? Omit the cocoa powder and use extra powdered sugar if needed to reach the desired texture.
Keyword chocolate cherry cake, cream cheese frosting


Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 460IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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Sweet cherry pie filling combined with luscious dark chocolate cake mix, all topped with a decadent Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Denise says:

    I found I had to keep adding minutes in the bake time, but love love love it!

  2. Sandy says:

    The cake was very moist, maybe too moist. I’m sure I cooked it long enough, had a great flavor. Made half of the frosting, very good.

  3. Shawna says:

    Is the baking time really only 15 minutes? After 15 minutes, my cake was still really soupy.

    1. Kristin says:

      That should be 25 – so sorry for the typo! I hope your cake still came out ok!

      1. Shawna says:

        Yes, I just kept adding minutes until the toothpick came out clean. The cake was delicious! Everyone loved it!

  4. sharon / says:

    wow. am I in a pickle. chocolate recipe row here! is it bad to have one of these treats breakfast lunch and dinner? you know, for the sake of science?